TWO LIFEBOATS RESCUE YACHT CREWED BY ELDERLY COUPLE

Penarth’s D Class lifeboat secures lines alongside the casualty vessel “Calstar” prior to bringing her into Cardiff Bay this afternoon

The all-weather Barry Dock lifeboat and Penarth’s D Class lifeboat were both in action this afternoon in bringing back to Penarth a London registered yacht and its crew of three.

Milford Haven Coastguard had tasked the RNLI to go to the aid of the 27 foot vessel called “Calstar” after the yacht had put out a radio distress call  .

The all-weather lifeboat “Edward Duke of Windsor” releasing the tow line off Penarth this afternoon

The yacht was taken in tow by the  “Edward Duke of Windsor”  – a reserve ocean-going lifeboat which is standing in for the regular Barry Dock lifeboat whilst she undergoes routine maintenance.

A Penarth lifeboat crew-member was put aboard the casualty vessel. Two of Calstar’s crew of three appeared to be elderly but experienced sailors. All on board are reported to be safe and well.

Penarth’s D Class lifeboat “Connie Dains”  took over the tow to manoeuver the yacht into a lock at Cardiff Barrage.

 

 

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